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FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 3:00pm EDT
me somehow the money down in new orleans don't care as much. >> jon: then senator obama reportedly speaking to a mostly black audience in 2007. an event that was covered by the media back then. reintroduced by the conservative website the daily caller. jim, why does this video reappear now and how does it pair some importance in this campaign? >> it would have been hundred times more impactful if it came out in 2007. when people could have played it out, that president george w. bush went to new orleans a few weeks after the hurricane and committed $125 billion to help new orleans, anybody that has been near new orleans knows an enormous amount of federal money which the president chose not to talk about. >> jon: didn't he in the same speech speaking glowing words about reverend wright? >> i think he was said unapologetically christian and black. but the president doesn't normally mention race when he gives a speech like that. that made it different but i don't think it makes it a scandal. it's the level of 47% statement which is what i think the republicans were trying to do by dr
Comedy Central
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
american markets broke down, who jump-started our engine! barack obama! and when america needed him most, who got us rolling again on the road to recovery? >> barack obama! >> let me ask you this, people, who couldn't get laid in a whore house with a fist full of hundreds? barack obama! >> that's my favorite am way presentation ever. >> all right, i get it time honored tradition to attach down expectations to make a slight win. >> here is great news for republicans, we have a candidate who is going to do extraordinarily well on wednesday night, oh (bleep) we have a runner! we have a runner! >> what are you doing, christi? apparently new jersey governor chris christie didn't get the memo that romney sucks at this. >> i think you will see the numbers start to move right back in the other direction. >> in whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> what are you doing, christi? >> for god's sake if romney fails to meet those heavy expectations he will lose the general election creating chaos in the republican party and leave out 2016 -- oh! >> the jersey is strong in
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 1:40am PDT
that. obama, flat, looking down, angry, irritated. like he is phoning it in. mitt romney was aggressive. wonder if he went through 22 debates in the primary with republicans. it showed last night. it really did. >> sure did. very strange strategy so to speak from the president. >> if it was a strategy, yeah. join the conversation logging on to our facebook page wnnfans. m wnnfans.com. >>> and from pickles to meatballs, all week bringing you unusual food tour of new york city. >> that's right. this morning we found a place that has perfected donuts. look at this thing right here. >> not yet. not yet. >> stick around for our extreme eats coming up next. man. >> one of our favorite treats at >>> well, they are one of our favorite treats at 3:00 a.m. donuts. >> we send amanda van allen, donuts taken to a whole new level. amazing, amanda. >> ron, paula, you have never seen donuts like the ones i am about to show you. i visited donut planet, where i learned to make three types of gourmet donuts. i even used a blow torch for one of them. part of our extreme series, "extreme eats." w
WHUT
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> this is also about whether our nation continues down the road toward totalitarianism. >> sound unfamiliar? as president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first time, we break the sound barrier by expanding the debate in real time to include two candidates shut out of the major political parties. the green party's jill stein and the justice party's rocky anderson. expanding the debate. this is what democracy sounds like. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are on the road in denver, colorado. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney squared off in denver wednesday night in the first of three presidential campaigns. drilling obama in the polls of several battleground states, romney sought to rejuvenate his campaign with an attack on what he called president obama's policies of trickle-down government. >> i am concerned the path we're on has been unsuccessful. the president has a view to one similar when he ran four years ago, that a bigger government spending more, taxing mo
RT
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the best the military has ever seen that story coming up. plus president obama promised he'd crack down on the banks responsible for the mortgage backed security fraud two years later justice may finally be served but it might not be the change you were looking for and the timing of it all could not be more convenient we'll tell you more. it's tuesday october second eight pm here in washington d.c. i'm liz wahl and you're watching artsy. well perhaps two of the most talked about speeches from the united nations general assembly or from the leaders of two duelling nations that's israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad of course netanyahu how that unforgettable cartoon bomb with a clear red line drawn his speech was aired in full on multiple mainstream networks iran speech however was cut short and that means viewers didn't get to see this. that is a new. and fresh way i think you're an older. woman . now. you're going to. perfection i. want to go in order which is why i was a little. sick you. always walk around going over there. and. i th
RT
Sep 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
obama for cracking down on wiki leaks while handing free speech in the middle east in the arab spring this information has just been released that suggests the u.s. have declared a silent enemy of state has been holed up in the ecuadorian embassy in london for a hundred days now as the u.k. terror and to arrest him the moment he sets but outside of the building today the foreign ministers of ecuador and the u.k. met and hopes of finding a resolution to the diplomatic standoff for more on these latest developments we like spokesperson kristinn hrafnsson joined us earlier we first talked about the u.s. the clarinets saw and an enemy of the state. well it is very serious that the u.s. military has made this. clear and basically we can leave and to be this comes up in the resignation into a possible corp of service woman in in the u.s. military working in the u.k. . she was. under suspicion of having. been cooperated with we can leaks and it was. communicating with the enemy. of course it has a very serious implication if we can indeed pin categorized the enemy we all know what that means
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
anything, quasieuropean top-down economy guy. obama. most voters are not going to get involved like you do. they are not going to nurture the details of the tax plan. >> you know, bill, do yourself a favor. i don't ever try to tell you thousand do it. v because you are the master of it. do not tell me about presidential politics. that is absolutely phenomenally wrong. >> bill: that's why he didn't do well last night. he came off as a wonkish guy. >> it has nothing to do with wonkish. it had everything to do with not doing your job. the job is to -- look, if you are going to say that you are going to deal with jobs and your deficit, then there is a fundamental question, how. and if you are not willing to answer that you have abbey advocated your -- >> bill: money from the folks and he he will spend more. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. make charles krauthammer happy. >> bill: that's what he is saying. >> it did not make the people out in america that much happier this guy being elitist. >> bill: what do you say -- >> are you kidding me? i will take a hamburger. >> bill: we got rasmussen and sabato.
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 2:00pm PDT
o'clock in new york city and this is "the five". one presidential debate down, two more to go issues plus a vp debate. almost 60 million people watched mitt romney crush president obama last night. twitter blew up, biggest political night ever. so what did you guys think? let's start it out. polling, you were excited last night? >> it was great. twitter was going crazy. honestly, mitt romney made president obama look silly and small. he was great. mitt romney was. president obama was bumbling. he looked like he didn't want to be there. we heard all those analogies today. but i found it interesting that michael moore blamed john kerry, the debate prep guy. david axelrod blamed jim lehrer. al gore blamed the altitude. but nobody -- nobody blamed the president for being unprepared and outclassed by mitt romney last night. >> dana, take us deep into the psychology. what was going on? he looked like a man defeated. >> he sort of faded into the background initially. then i thought maybe it will get better. at the one hour mark, i thought wow, this is over. i thought romney was very bold. b
RT
Sep 28, 2012 8:30am EDT
you how does netanyahu back down ok obama has said no use the american intelligence community and said no how does netanyahu get it you know back down and say ok because he's really risking a lot here. yes he's risking a lot also in the. in the relationship between israel and the united states mainly for barack obama will be reelected then they matter now might face a real problem even though we don't know yet if obama in a second term will be any different than obama in the first but in any case there are many ways to get out of the tree or to continue the retore doing anything don't forget also that domestically and yelled most probably last in l.a. for it take namely the minister of defense barak who in the recent days or weeks sound all of a sudden different and then a three hour is really quite isolated even though mystically so all of this together will have to bring some kind of getting down of the tree and pulling. this thing keeping it because they totally good reason because saying that this served this well this two years of certainly spreading fear has to continue into
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
we see what the actual results are. obama is now beating mitt romney. he was down. ohio polling. obama was down 8 points among people 65 and older. today he is up 1. i think that's -- and he writes persuasively that republicans, again, get smoking what they were dealing thinking that their desire to see the end of medicare, to see the entitlement state shrunk was a political message broadly decided to double down on it and put paul ryan on the ticket and went right after it. these are the results. >> i think much like playing the notorious big, you are spot on. i look at the same interges. the only thing that has changed demonstrably is seniors. seniors have been so resistant to barack obama. they've been the one constituency that had not warmed up to him at all and in 2010 they were a big reason why that wave washed up against democrats. now you actually see in iowa, in ohio in these swing states seniors moving back for one reason, medicare. the only thing special about paul ryan was this budget that he put forth that wants to voucher rise medicare. by putting him on the ticket
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 1:00am PDT
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FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
simultaneous camera shots right there. obama was looking down during the substance that mitt romney was saying -- >> it's not effective. it would have been better if it's like you and beckel. you've been in a cage match -- >> what was he writing? >> maybe he was writing notes to himself. >> for what? >> he was writing i heart michelle. for his anniversary. >> then next to it, i heart teleprompter. i heart it. >> i heart jasper. >> i would write that. >> i must say, i'm surprised that you guys don't pick up that the left has absolutely abandoned obama today. >> they're fair weathered friends. i thought you guys -- i know there is celebration among republicans today. but the real story, to my mind, is how the left jumped ship on obama in the middle of that debate last night because they wanted him to play dirty and he didn't do it. >> the only way you can make a comeback with this crowd if all of a sudden you go on a pilgrimage and you become a pitch person and then you have a reality show. marry a kardashian. >> you're not going to play dirty on the left, we don't want any part of you? t
FOX Business
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
down a little bit for us. obama's deputy campaign manager saying romney never explained how he would pay for his massive new tax cuts for the wealthy. we hear the president hitting home time and time and time again. he keeps saying that romney wants to up raise taxes on the middle-class. it seems to me that that is just ignoring the facts. what do you say? >> it is based on a phony study by the tax policy center at the brookings institution that really made up their assumptions of what that romney plan is. we look at this from a more dynamic effect and see that the romney plan would actually increase economic growth and increase wages across the board which is going to more than offset any sort of reductions that people would see or increases people might see in their taxes. by and large people get a tax cut because after all these cutting tax rates across the board by 20 percent, and the biggest thing that will benefit the economy is also cutting the corporate tax rate. as you know, we have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. all these things add up to larger economic growt
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
will be hunkered down. obama in nevada and mitt romney in denver come tuesday. in terms of their post debate plans, we're hearing paul ryan and mitt romney will reunite essentially and campaign in virginia. president obama will be in denver and madison, wisconsin, and joe biden will be in iowa. obviously, a lot going on in the final -- and the final preparations for the debate and just right after. >> yeah, and, you know, you talk about the zingers which is so interesting. clearly, each candidate wants to at least make his mark and obviously say something memorable for all the voters there. romney running with paul ryan, he was on the sunday talk shows today. we haven't heard much out of vice president biden lately. we know you've been traveling with him. when he's on the record he says a lot of interesting things. i guess he says a lot of things when he's off the record with you guys. >> a lot of things we won't talk about right now. as you just said, i have been traveling extensively with the vice president, but publicly he's out with these new attack lines against his republican op
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm EDT
this path. president obama is doubling down on this same direction. we can't keep spending money we don't have. we will have a debt crisis, much like that in europe. they say, we don't have that much time. we have a window of opportunity. the next president will decide how this is determined. this man has put a plan out to prevent that from happening to get the economy growing, prevent a debt crisis and save the people who depend on these programs that they have been promises for them. the country saw the choice they have to make. >> sean: one last question with the two of you. governor romney, you brought up the $716 billion taken out of medicare to help fund obamacare. when you were on "60 minutes," you pointed out you had a slight disagreement. do you want to debate that while you have the opportunity -- >> probably not. we will be debating with the other guys. one thing we both agree on, the president's plan, to use $716 billion to fund obamacare is a mistake. we are running on the same platform, putting that money back into medicare. >> we are against the obamacare board that w
CW
Sep 29, 2012 10:00pm PDT
the obama administration inherited a trillion dollar deficit from the bush administration >>> that the two wars on a credit card without paying a penny >>> president obama and mitt romney tucker downed cramming for next week's debate showdown both sides work hard to lower expectations by praising their opponent. romney says the president has the advantage is one of the talented political communicators in modern history obama says romney has the edge to betting about two dozen times during the republican primary >>> in the both have ample experience debating but gov. romney has more practice recently >>> she runs the annenberg center at university of pennsylvania >>> in the challenger has the opportunity to challenge she is competent to stand his own against the president a challenger who accomplishes that wins the first debate >>> jamison says hope candidates called for a big moment that candidates remember like john mccain said bonn from a plumber that question president obama >>> john mccain alluded to joe the plumber and that barack obama would share the wealth >>> that give mat
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
president obama trying to down play president obama's possible performance. saying he has a tendency to give long winded substantative answers comprehend they give us concrete answers. >> steve: last thing the obama people want is for the president to lecture mitt romney and united states of america. poem in the romney camp. usually the contender gets a bounce simply by being on the same stage that's what will happen to mitt romney tomorrow this is going to be part-two of our strategy where a lot of people have never seen mitt romney before. first roll out in the rnc. >> gretchen: people who watch honey booboo, don't know much about mitt romney. it is going to be a debate in the university of denver. brit hume had busies to say about bill oriley. >> look an incumben running with a record like this and the economy still in serious shape many people are predicting a new risession and all of the trouble he had over seas he ought to be in a lot of trouble it is surprising to many people he is ahead . we think that manage will happen. mitt romney is an acceptable enough he is an honorable de
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
begin with an economic show down. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates last night and what some are calling a polite war of words, the candidates sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turn around. president obama came into the debate ahead in every battleground state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator jim leherer asked can you put more people to work? >> the answer is, yes, we can help. >> reporter: romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs, and so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others' expense. >> the average middle class family with young children would pay $2,000 more. >> everything he said about my tax plan is not accurate. >> it is not possible to come u
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
obama care are just getting started. >> i'm going to double down on that bloomberg plug. kate anderson brower does a good report today showing it's not 47% on the dole, it's actually 96%. we had a tough time figuring out who the 4% were. >> who is kate brower? why do i find that name familiar? the better half of my executive producer. mark murray, what you got? >> brand-new nbc/"wall street journal" poll coming out tonight at 6:30 on nbc. also online on nbc news.com. >> that's it. my shameless plug, tony romo, thanks for delivering a dud of a game for my fantasy team. i was getting killed anyway. that's it for this edition of "the daily rundown." tomorrow, we'll have battleground numbers in the state of flova, florida, ohio and virginia. chris jansing is next. bye-bye. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, the
FOX Business
Sep 28, 2012 9:20am EDT
says obama spent $1.4 billion a year on such perks. i want to show you the big board. stocks down after the chicago manufacturing report shows the first attraction in three years. anything below 50 the reading was 49. below 50 we are contractor down 101 for the dow. we have a special, special panel. best-selling author and sitting right next to her trial lawyer that you hate to love, mark lanier. nicole petallides always on the floor of the stock exchange. the mainstream media continue to spin the economy in president obama's favor. here is today's quote from the new york times. people are growing more confident of the economy and the president but on "varney and company" we don't avoid reality. in the second quarter economic growth revised down to 1.3%. unemployment above 8%. the liberal media is in the tank for president obama but they will be hard pressed to spin this new consumer confidence number which is down. >> they can create the protection of the one that this economy is improving and the political benefits reach out to president obama in november but the american people
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
mitt romney and president obama. tara mergener tells us both campaigns are now dialing down expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney get their first chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate at the university of denver will focus on domestic policy. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the match up. he tried to lower expectations at a rally on sunday. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger and tut with most points on the board. governor romney is a good day bator. i am just. >> reporter: the president is staying in nevada to prepare for the debate and romney is heading to colorado today. new jersey chris christie said romney is capable of a good debate. >> this whole race will turn upsetdown come thursday morning. >> i don't think one event will make or break there campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the polls
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 11:00am EDT
, thomas. we are studying up for the great debate. while president obama and governor romney hunker down to prep for wednesday's big night, the candidates lower expectations by heaping praise on each other. we will entertain campaign bizarre world. >>> money boo boo, details on the latest cash dash and the new ad that puts lbj's daisy to shame. and mike check on jfk. we'll listen to newly released audiotapes that show kennedy's real views on the civil rights movement, cuban missile crisis and george romney. all of that when "now" starts in a mere 180 seconds. want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a little bit more... a little bit more vanilla? this is great! [ male announcer ] at humana, we believe there's never been a better time to share your passions... because the results... are you having fun doing this? yeah. that's a very nice cake! [ male announcer ] well, you can't beat them. [ giggles ] ohh! you got something huh? whoa... [ male announcer ] humana understands the value of spending time together that's a lot of work getting that one in! let's go see th
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 12:00am EDT
president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney is set for wednesday. while they prepare for the show down in denver, their running mates for campaigning in battleground states. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye today as they get ready for the first debate on wednesday. vice president in spoke in florida up for the second consecutive day. he blamed republicans and the bush should ministration for the deficit. >> by the times be rains were turned over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> today, paul ryan campaigned in new hampshire. the granite state has four electoral votes. but that could make a difference in the race that could come down to a handful of states. >> thank you for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign is shifting to a different stage this week with wednesday night's showdown between president obama ann romney. >> if you have taken a look at the history of debates, it is not about policies. is not about facts. it has changed because someone did badl
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 12:00am PDT
down from obama's devastatingly high unemployment rate with 23 million americans out of work, if you get back to a normal unemployment rate you dramatically increase federal revenue. the second is you basically have a bargain which ronald reagan had, which is i will lower the rates and eliminate various deductions to get down to that rate. the governor himself last night said one of the business tax deductions might well be the oil and gas tax deduction which might well disappear as a part of a process of getting to lower rates. so we've seen it done before. it was done in '86 by ronald reagan in a bipartisan manner, and i think that you would see the governor, who has worked with a very democratic legislature in massachusetts, be bipartisan but let me give you one minor example of why i think it's sometimes frustrating to get into who's telling the truth. there are no definitions by which donald trump is a small business. >> wait, wait, wait. >> none. >> can i jump in here? >> well, there is. >> he took all the time last time. >> if you're a saudi sheikh, technically donald trum
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 3:00pm EDT
hoping to generate a little bit of buzz and voter excitement while president obama's hunkering down, preparing for the debates. looking ahead over the next couple of days, president obama will be debating with john kerry. of course, he is someone who is no stranger to presidential debates. now, campaign officials tell us that so far they have had four mock debates. not as many as they would have hoped. they say president obama had to cancel a few given he's dealing with issues like the unrest in the middle east. that's what they're telling us. we can also tell you they're trying to tamp down expectations ahead of wednesday's big debate. we're told according to campaign officials they're working with the president to try to get him to shorten some of his answers. as you know, this president has been described as long-winded at times. campaign officials feel as though that's not conducive to having a successful debate performance. so they're trying to encourage him to give shorter, crisper answers to make sure his key points don't get lost on wednesday night. as i said, both sides are
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 6:30am EDT
. president obama and romney hunkered down for practice. americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose. in a abc news washington post poll, out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect the president to win. this is the biggest lead so far when it comes to overall voter expectation. the debate could be a pivotal turning point for romney and his campaign. >> i have confidence when we get to thursday morning, george, you will shake your head saying it's a brand new race. >> mitt romney keeps hammering the president's foreign policy and romney says the current administration has been at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. >>> five things to know before heading out the door on monday morning. two americans died during the weekend in afghanistan and it happened during the fire fight at a u.s. checkpoint. since the beginning of the military operation in the country 11 years ago, 2000 means have been killed. >>> gm drivers the automaker is recalling 40,000 cars and suvs, the problem is a faulty fuel pump that could lead to a leak it afegh
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the university of denver, both candidates are hunkering down. president obama and the presidentprep mill in vegas -- in debate prep mode in the. a weekend visit to church with mitt romney and a practice session with this debate team. >> there tried to be as real as possible. he has been wearing a suit and tie. the are trying to get those answers crisp and appealing. >> he covers the mitt romney campaign for politico, which shows him trailing for the president. >> president obama has the upper hand but it is close enough that with a strong performance in denver, mitt romney could take the lead in the national polls. >> a washington post poll of the majority of voters think the president will win wednesday's debate. >> well you have a very close election nationally, president obama does have the edge in the key swing states. >> some of the reasons were spent for the disparity. >> there is a much broader lock in.'majority of voters do not want more information. that is the context they will be addressing. >> that poll shows obama with an 11 point lead and a dusting states but mitt romn
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm EDT
of that debate last night when romney first mentioned trickle-down government, obama only, it obvi it's easy to say in retrospect, he should have said, no, you're the big supporter of trickle-down economics, let's not confuse the issue, let's be clear, you believe in trickle-down economics and grab the initiative. he has to do that the next time when romney plays these word games. >> is the thing to do to name the tactic? you are doing this in order to confuse the fact, in order to, you know, occlude the accusation against you that, i mean, is that how you do it? >> go that, go after the tactic. again, it's easy to say this as a monday morning quarterback, but then you pivot to the substance of it and explain why what he just said is not true. you don't call him a liar or say that's not true. or do something that can end up, you know, going viral in some way that is not helpful to the campaign. just have to very clearly and cogently, and it was cogency that was lacking last night, rip through the other guy's point. >> mitt romney said he does not espouse positions he's been running
FOX Business
Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm EDT
also like american eagle. lori: thank you for your information. melissa: is president obama pushing down trickle government? lou dobbs will be here on last night's debate. lori: talking about the debate in the results, i think we are seeing a reaction and treasuries. they are selling off today. people perhaps are comfortable with romney's proposal. 1.64 on the tenure. you also see gains and yields on the 30. back with more after this. ♪ ♪ >> im cheryl casone with your fox business brief. the bullish tone on wall street continues. right now the dow is higher by 95 points. 13,590. credit card delete wendy's fell to their lowest level. people continue to save more and borrow less. the number of consumers failing to pay their credit card bills on time dropped to 2.9%. you can be a winner even if you are a loser. jetblue is giving away more than 1000 round-trip tickets at the politician of their choice does not win the presidential election. you can go to the website and enter the contest. why not. that is the latest from the fox business network. giving you the power to prosper. ♪
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
1984. during his first term, unemployment rose to 10.8%. by election day it was down to 7.2%, which looked so much better in comparison. for mr. obama, unemployment peaked in 2009 at 10%, now three e years later it's 7.8%. for both presidents, unemployment generally trended down all the way to election day. as you might expect, president obama and governor romney saw these numbers quite differently and we have two reports tonight. first, nancy cordes covering the president and she's in cleveland. nancy? >> reporter: scott, you could practically see the relief on the president's face today and not just because this news helped to change the subject from his shaky debate performance. high unemployment has been an albatross around his neck the past four years. today he mentioned the drop not once but twice starting at virginia. >> this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. (cheers and applause) more americans entered the work force, more people are getting jobs. >> reporter: around steady rain in cleveland where president ob
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 2:00am PDT
and games being played by both campaigns. mitt romney down playing it, barack obama downplaying it, but the american public shows that they believe barack obama will have the edge tonight. of course, we can say what we want to about the poll numbers and what the american public will see, but we won't know the answer until 11:00 this evening. >> mark preston down in denver, can you feel the electricity already? >> absolutely. it is early here, john, but it is starting to ramp up, no doubt. >> great. we'll talk to you again. >>> look for a couple corks beyond what they just say in delivery tone and body language are as important to voters as the substance of what the candidate is saying, to some voters. here's what to watch for as body language experts say when mitt romney is agitated, his arms fail around a bit. and president obama has a tendency to go on and on. he's long-winded and both candidates do well when they are standing at podiums. now in the next half hour of "early start," we'll break down what each candidate has to establish with richard socarides and erick erickson. >>
CBS
Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
camps are trying to down play expectations. >> reporter: president obama is in nevada working to secure votes in the battleground state. >> hello las vegas. >> reporter: one of nine must win states and polls show a tight race. >> if you stand with me and work with me we will win again. we will win nevada again. we will win this election again. >>> the president is spending the next couple days cramming for the first of three debates. >> i know folks in the media are speculating on who will have the best zingers. mitt romney is a good debater. i am just okay. >> reporter: mitt romney began practicing in june and continued prepping tuesday. chris christie said mitt romney's performance will turn the race upside down. >> you will say we have a barn burner now. >> reporter: mitt romney's run -- paul ryan dialed back expectations. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break the campaign. >> reporter: paul ryan says mitt romney will lay out the choice voters have, especially when it comes to the economy. >>> oracle workers hear from the master tonight. he delivered the key not
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
that seemed to take down president obama. but four and a half more weeks of this, i'm wearing out the mute button on the remote control. >>> finally this unsatisfied customer, peter in rockville who says why doesn't wusa and usa today call your no bulls zone on the dnc obama talking point zone because that is what it will be. i'm sure that the state and the paper has decided the winner obama before the first word is spoken. really? because did you stay up and watch our coverage? my final words were these like everyone else on tv. we called this one a big win for mitt romney. and finally this from john lorton who believes that the debate was a draw. how congress is going to move their policies forward. it is a roadblock in congress is not chopped down, we'll have four more years of gridlock no matter who won. but we're a winner here in the mail bag when we get your e- mails. keep them coming. the address is mailbag@wusa9.com. well that is our report. i had be right back here at 11:00 along with anita brikman and topper shutt. don't forget to log on any time to wusa9.com. bye. >>> "
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 3:00am EDT
it any better, but they hate obama. they hate president obama because we might be going down the road to make sure more americans get health insurance. by the way, a new study says mitt romney's health care plan wouldn't just take us back it the levels of uninsured americans that existed before obama care, it would actually make things worse. according to the fund, romney's plan would increase the number to 72 million. i guess sam zell thinks that would give those people an incentive to succeed? when you're a billionaire, you really don't have to worry about anything, do you? let's turn to e.j. dionne, msnbc contributor and author of the book "our divided political heart." great to have you with us tonight. it would seem to me if there was one portion of our society quiet about the way things are going in our economy it would be the wealthiest americans. how does this play out? >> you know, this is a very, very strange and disturbing thing, as you said. i mean the piece that's inspiring a lot of conversations about this is the wonderful piece in "the new yorker" which is a real docume
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
do they actually think? that's what it really boils down tochlt i do think president barack obama had some opportunities to really go at mitt romney and did not take advantage of it. he did not respond to the $716 billion lie when it came to medicare. he also did not challenge him when mitt romney talked about the issue of the banks being too big to fail. he didn't say, fine, mitt romney, do you believe -- are you going to support glass steigal? your vice presidential pick does. he allowed romney to gloss over too many things. you can't wait for the moderators to do it, mr. president. you have to do it. i think the basketball phrase, you have to press, press. >> the other thing president obama didn't bring up, which surprised many people, was the 47% thing. was that a mistake or by design, will? >> look, the 47% thing -- here is the deal. the first question dealt with jobs. i didn't hear the president say mitt, why have you not sided with veterans and oppose your own party when they blocked the veterans deal in the united states senate? i don't understand why he didn't do it. why
WHUT
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
face down the powerful interests. president obama had the mandate to do it in 2009, as we have been discussing. i do not think he did it the way he could have done it. i am hoping after the election he will see that america needs is so much, the leadership to actually move beyond the vested interest right now, that he will take that as his personal legacy need as well as our countries priority. tavis: out in paperback with a brand new preface -- "the price of civilization." written by jeffrey sachs. jeffrey sachs, good to have you on this program. we appreciate your insights. thanks for your time. >> thank you so much. tavis: thanks for watching. >> there is a saying that dr. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers
FOX Business
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
kennedy administration. if in fact we hear from president obama accusing mitt pushing trickle down economic theory, the perhaps best thing he could do to quote john f. kennedy and clear and specific about supporting idea of lowering tax rates in order to increase economic activity. he said back until 1962 it is paradox cal truth the soundness way to raise revenues in the long run to cut tax rates now. the purpose of cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit but to achieve a more prosperous expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus. could you have said it any better? >> no, i could not. the other thing kennedy said a rising tide lifts all boats. in other words he was getting away from the class warfare stuff. the class warfare thing makes a lot of sense politically but only politically. i don't think, obama knows this because he was asked this question back in 2008 and he understood sometimes you jack up the tax rate you get less and sometimes you bring it down and you get more but, his goal obviously is not to get more revenue for the government. it is to get more
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
president and mitt romney. obama with a slight edge. 49-47%. but also in this survey, it delves down into the expectations game for this debate. what can you tell me about those numbers, peter? >> reporter: despite what chris christie said, and that is sort of another mixed message coming out of the romney campaign, romney is winning the expectations game if you look at the polls. more likely to win the debate, president obama 55%. mitt romney just 31% of likely voters expect him to win the debate. that's a good place to be for him going in there, but like you said, there's a lot of stuff in this poll. sort of mirrors what we've seen in a lot of recent national and state polls. president obama has advantages on a range of issues, however, one thing tilting in romney the direction. interesting numbers in the poll. which candidate are you confident will get the country back ton track economically? president obama, 47%. mitt romney, 51%. now, obama's had an edge on the economy in a lot of recent polls by a narrow one, two-point margin. not that much difference. interesting nonetheless m
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
counting down to the first debate between president obama and governor mitt romney. why tonight's showdown in denver may be so critical to their hopes for november. and we'll also hear from both sides. and why a fiery speech by president obama is setting off media fireworks five years later. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're counting down to the crucial first debate between barack obama and mitt romney. our live coverage begins in two hours. much more on that just ahead. but right now there's breaking news we're following. the united states is closely watching the latest developments in the middle east where the nato ally, turkey, has fired on targets inside syria after the deadly shelling of a turkish border town. cnn senior international correspondent ivan watson is joining us on the phone now from istanbul. it's not every day, ivan, that a nato ally, in this particular case turkey, is drawn into potentially another war with a neighbor, syria, what happened? >> reporter: well, in
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
don't care about as much. >> bill: now, when mr. obama refers to the people down in new orleans, he is obviously referring to african-americans and taking the bullet out is racial code. thereby, mr. obama injected race into the debate. by the way, in the end new orleans might not have paid anything under the stafford act. the situation is so muddled it's hard to know. you decide the validity of mr. obama's comments. here is the key question tonight. should mid romney refer to that race tape in order to demonstrate how the president is being divisive. the governor might also point to his speech he gave in 2002 when he went after wealthy americans. >> bill: that speech was at the university of chicago on martin luther king day. mr. obama framing his argument that day around the enron debacle where working americans got hosed by corporate gangsters. but once again the president used class warfare to make his points and he is right. the rich don't want people to take their stuff because the government has no right to do that. today, the obama campaign lashed out against the katrina crit
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 2:35am EDT
the president on defense for much of the 90 minutes. president obama and mitt romney finally went head-to-head. right out of the gate the candidates boiled down their economic arguments. >>> if you will, trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer for america. >> reporter: romney's comments about the 47% have taken a toll on his campaign, even before the leaked video, polls showed americans think he favors the wealthy over the middle-class. he clearly wanted to try to change that perception. >> the people who are having a hard time right now are middle-income americans. under the president's policies, middle-income americans have been buried. they're, they're just being crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle-income families. >> reporter: but the president said his rival doesn't have the right solutions and that romney can't keep his goal of cutting taxes and not adding to the deficit without hurting the middle-class. >> now, five weeks before the election he is saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the debate later turn
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
comes down to rusty president obama and a very well-rehearsed mitt romney. right out of the gate, it was clear. mitt romney came to play. >> the president has a view very similar to the view he had when he ran four years ago. that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will, trickle-down government, would work. >> reporter: president obama sounded a familiar alarm, warning of romney's "been there, done that" economics. >> the approach that governor romney is talking about is the same sales pitch that was made in 2001 and 2003. and we ended up with the slowest job growth in 50 years. >> reporter: but whether it was health care, jobs, or medicare, it was romney who stood out for his aggressive style. >> i just don't know how the president could have come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table, and spend his energy and passion for two years civil righting for obama care. >> reporter: the president made his points in a slower, more laid back manner, often looking down, sometimes app
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
this morning we are counting down to the showdown in denver. president obama and mitt romney preparing to square off wednesday nit in the first of three critical presidential debates. both sides are falling all over each other to praise the other candidate to lower expectations for their own candidate, except for one guy, new jersey governor chris christie, who's setting the bar very high for his own guy, the republican nominee. >> he's going to come in wednesday night, have his vision for america. he's going to contrast what his view with what the president's record is. the president's view for the future. and this whole race is going to be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> the whole race turned upside down. setting the bar very high. cnn political reporter peter hamby joins me live from washington. exactly what was chris christie doing there? it doesn't seem to be part of the romney campaign playbook. >> he was being chris christie. even though the romney campaign approves when their surrogates go on campaign trails, he'll just go off the rails and say whatever he wants. t
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
and friends first. it is october the 3rd. >> it is the final count down to president obama and mitt romney tonight. the first presidential debate taking place in denver, colorado. peter doocy is here. we are going to get right to it. he is live for us in washington with a preview. good morning, peter. >> good morning, heather. vice president biden was down in charlotte north carolina yesterday talking about tax policies and the differences between democrats and republicans when he came out and said the middle class has been buried since president obama took office. >> this is deadly ernst. how they can justify raising taxes to the middle class has been buried for the last 4 years. how in the lord's name can they justify it? >> now instead of focusing solely on tonight's debate in denver the obama campaign is doing damage control even though the vice president changed had. some of the harm done once to the strong middle class republicans are taking the comments and running with it. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years have been quote
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
president obama won. how did he do it? he challenged the president, never backed down even as the president appeared not to want to push back until the second half of the debate. take a listen. >> i just don't know how the president could have come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table and spend his energy and passion for two years for fighting for obamacare instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. it has killed jobs. >> for 18 months, he has been running on this tax plan. and now, five weeks before the election, he is saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: now, carol, remember, there are two more preside presidential debates. next week we also have the vice presidential debate. it will be interesting to find out what kind of adjustments team obama will be making over the next few days. >> let's talk about those adjustments. how is the obama campaign reacting to the president's performance today? >> well, you know, first of all, they are praising his performance, saying it was a r
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 3:00pm PDT
looked like the economy might be enough to lift obama to a safe level, then the big spring slow down, and now i think we're getting numbs, whether it's growth or jobs that are really neither, that point you again to a close race. it's been a modest up tick in economic optimism. but i think these kind of numbers reinforce the sense we have in the race itself that you don't have a decisive wind blowing in either direction at this point. >> voters are already beginning to feel a little more optimistic. we see that in the polls. this will add to a sense of optimism and that's good for the president. >> i think a little more but not vastly more. it's not a strong tail wind but it's better than a head wind. >> let me play a couple of clips. i want to discuss what he's saying. listen to this. >> what's happened is this has been the slowest recovery since the great depression. as a matter of fact, he said right now we would be at 5.4% unemployment. instead, we're at 8.1%. >> we've had 43 straight months with unemployment above 8%. if i'm president, i will create -- help create 12 million new
Current
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
not like obama got out there stripped down naked and was doing the houla. he had some very valid point. >> stephanie: yeah. i think people thought chris matthews was going to stroke out on the air. >> yeah. >> stephanie: i get it that the expectations were so low for mitt, but it's like david axelrod said, give this a second and as we have we see how it has been so thoroughly fact checked that they are going to use this stuff in ad now. >> caller: yeah, even today, though, most of the networks are still claiming romney is a win. which makes me wonder what is their criteria? because he got up there and lied. bullied the debate the moderator, the president. he took the opposite side of his own platform. he applied the criticisms that he is getting to the president, like the fact that he is making up facts and wants to cut medicare benefits. it just doesn't look like a win to me. >> stephanie: i'll tell you what is a win unemployment rate drops to 7.8%. >> caller: i love it but they are now saying it is a conspiracy. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: it just makes my head want to split
RT
Sep 28, 2012 10:30pm EDT
take down the obama presidency like the republicans hoped and worked so hard day after day month after month conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory to make it happen and just over a month away from the election president obama looks poised to win a second term so republicans are going to find a new way to deal and utilize the president what's going to. well i would submit as mike huckabee suggested libya could be just the thing they're looking for in fact they've already started it doesn't matter if the nation is any our nation is in an economic crisis it doesn't matter of faith in the american government by americans is at an all time low frankly the only strategy for these guys that matters for today's republicans is scorched earth politics win at all costs so get ready because another four years of president obama will be another four years of obstruction sabotage and slander unless unless we the people out this republican strategy to harm our nation and stand up and say enough. that's the way it is tonight friday september twenty eighth two thousand and twelve for more inf
RT
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
case hedges a hedge is the obama here's chris hedges himself breaking down the two sections of the n.d.a. that the lawsuit focuses on sections of ten twenty one and ten twenty two which in essence allows the executive branch to strip an american citizen of their constitutional rights to due process and to hold them in military facilities that's what we're question a very very tiny part of the bill which i think you know you don't have to be a legal scholar to determine is clearly unconstitutional mean we agree just violation of constitutional rights is really you know undeniable so we want to break down exactly what yesterday's ruling means for the n.d.a. for journalists and for the country itself i'm joined now by carl mayer attorney for the mayer law group karl what's the bigger takeaway here from this latest ruling on n.d.a. . thanks christine thanks for having me on the the import of this ruling is more procedural one than anything else this is an appeals court the second circuit court of appeals in manhattan and they ruled to put a stay on judge force permanent injunction but
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
with ryan. politico did an article on the way obama was looking -- the way obama kept looking down and i think had he looked more at mitt romney it would have changed the narrative a bit. >>reporter: the last one, this is a wrap. >> i actually think he did pull it off. i think that he didn't seem too arrogant, especially compared to mitt romney who is very, like, in your face attacking. he seemed to kind of just be calmly explaining everything. >>reporter: cool. thank you, guys, very much for talking with us. we're going to stay here. we're going to be streaming live on the web. this is campaign u, the professor lenny stienhorn, they'll be talking politics throughout the class this morning, what went on last night. probably some more discussions about big bird, right? probably some more serious issues. that's a top topic. probably some more serious issues than big bird, but they're going to be here and we're going to be here, so back to you in the studio. >> some very interesting insights. thank you very much. >>> coming up next, his parents wanted him to be normal, but director ti
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 9:00am PDT
instance, would go from 35 to 28, middle rates would come down by 20% as well, all rates come down. >> president obama was just as surprised. >> well, for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. and now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is never mind. >> but the etch a sketching did not stop there. governor romney who once believed financial regulation was hurting the economy -- >> dodd frank it's called, has not helped enterprise get going, it's slowed it down. >> now seems to be a supporter of wall street regulation. >> want to repeal dodd/frank? >> and replace it. we're not going to get rid of regulation. some parts of dodd/frank that make all of the sense in the world. >> and back in june, romney mocked the president's crazy ideas about needing more teachers for the nation's classrooms. >> he says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. did he not get the mess naj wisconsin? the american people did. >> last night romney became a crusader for -- wait for it -- teachers. >> i love great schools. massachusetts, our schools are
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 2:00am PDT
hunkering down with the senator playing obama. you won't see much of mitt romney until wednesday night. same thing for the president. he's in nevada. he'll fly to denver on wednesday. he's got senator john kerry playing mitt romney in the debate preps. the president did have a chance to talk to a few people. he delivered some pizzas to the local obama for reelection campaign office out there. very nice of them. delivering pizza to the workers. he also talked about not getting out much. take a listen. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> wow, wow. this is john. he's doing his homework. >> also you have some new polls for us. where are we seeing the candidates now? >> nationally, this race is extremely close. four polls came out yesterday over the last 4 hours. let's talk about ours. cnnorc.com. 47 for mitt romney. that three-point advantage for the president is -- what is the key issue on wednesday night in this is about domestic issues. take a look at the economy numbers. about as close as you can get. one point between
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm EDT
president through his debate. >> chris, the looking down for obama. i mean, it's well established at this point that they used the split screen shot for presidential debates. you're always on the camera, and he has romney tearing into him cart clai articulately, and obama looks like a defeated man. >> we're talking about body language. itself it means nothing but the perception means nothing. in that position where his head is down, he's writing down notes. he did it a lot, looking down occasionally or to jot a note down is fine. as you pointed out, on a lot of occasions his head is down. he has a dimple in the chin, a sad chin. giving us the perception he feels down or looks a little beaten or tired in that particular episode and allowing romney to hammer him over and over taking that chin down. it's almost like being lectured at and bad, bad. almost like a father to a son kind of thing. >> chris, obama also, you know, we saw him nodding in agreement a lot. he seemed to concede points preemptively. romney would interrupt him, and obama seemed relieved to, you know, sort of say make it st
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm EDT
last minute. >> hunkered down in debate camp. president obama is -- we expect limb to be studying intensely. mitt romney last a public event in denver, colorado. then he will go dark until wednesday in colorado. >> reporter: the campaigns have been focused on lowering their debate. mitt romney is talking up the president's victorious record from 2008. president obama's campaign said the president is out of practice compared to romney, referring to the gop primary debates. the one guy who didn't get the memo, new jersey governor chris christie. he hit the sunday morning talk shows, playing up the expectations for mitt romney. >> here's the great news for republicans. we have lap candidate who will do extraordinarily well. he will come am wednesday night, lay out his vision for america, contrast his view and the president's record and this whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> reporter: this unfiltered confidence may not make much of a splash. a newark ton post poll shows 55% of likely voters think the president will win this debate. only 31% say it will be
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
because barack obama has shut down the coal business. i am a christian voters. i like to take the bible and lay it down and look at it and see which president i would like to vote for. i cannot find anything in the bible that i can vote for for barack obama. he does not have anything i can vote for him more. you turn over to romans chapter 1 and it talks about homosexuality and is an abomination of god. the two exodus' chapter 20 it talks about not killing babies. he is proud of it. there is no way a christian voters can vote for barack obama. host: some of the issues you just discussed were not discussed last night, or they? caller: they have been discussed in the past. i know mitt romney says he is against the homosexuality and will not vote for gay marriage. that is another thing he is against -- do not go in debt. when you become a debtor, you are a slave to whoever you borrowed the money from. host: our last caller suggested that mr. romney was not telling the truth or he was not giving details and he did not hear a lot. did i say that correctly? caller: absolutely. he was ve
FOX Business
Oct 3, 2012 9:20am EDT
latest poll, president obama with a 3 point lead, that's down from the 5 point lead about ten days ago, two weeks ago, we put that entire tape of president obama on our facebook page, please check it out and tell us what you think and we'll read comments in the next hour. vice-president joe biden says the middle class has been buried the past four years, a clear gaffe in my opinion. is he right? i say, yes, he is. we get a democratic congressman's response in, and we'll bring you the opening bell as well. when we got married. i had three kids. and she became the full time mother of three. it was soccer, and ballet, and cheerleading, and baseball. those years were crazy. so, as we go into this next phase, you know, a big part of it for us is that there isn't anything on the schedule. i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a res
PBS
Oct 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
be. he had good debates in the primaries when he needed to. obama, this was a very big missed opportunity. looking down all the time was legal. >> colby? where was the presence fastball? >> he did not have it. he did not have anything. they are dancing in the end zone, the republicans, but they are not even at halftime. the president did not bring his game. you cannot blame anybody, not the moderator, jim lehrer, how he handled it, you cannot blame the remarks of romney. the president, i believe, fair warning is fair play. he knew exactly what kind of the bitter romney was. he only needed to look at the videotape from florida. he did everything wrong. the optics were wrong, looking down, not looking at him in the eyes. he did not have responses. he let mitt romney get away with saying things, like this $716 billion number for medicare. which was not true. he let him get away with that. >> he never even mention the last opportunity in the last few weeks, the 47% video. that was a gift to the obama campaign. they have been running ads across the country but the president never m
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 1:00pm PDT
question about that. how we know that is the other day president obama was campaigning down in virginia. he made that very remark. he was saying i know i have supporters out there in the audience but i wanted to talk to some of the folks who are watching on tv who may not be my supporters. mitt romney in some of his campaign remarks have said the same thing. so the mention are sounding a little more independent or centrist than they did in the past. >> gregg: what is curious and this is borne out by some of the polls, roughly 60% of the likely voters think the president's economic policies -- there it is -- have hurt the economy or made no difference at all. in other words, you have to add the bottom 38 plus 21. take a look at the other numbers. when asked if policies need changing, a stunning 73% said yes. how is it that an incumbent leads when voters are demanding change? >> that is the very big question of this election. mitt romney has tried to run as a change agent, but what the obama campaign has done very well is attack him in critical swing states that both candidates wanted to win.
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm EDT
its history. >> president obama is the one that basically in the stand down with the republican congress proposed this defense sequestration that could happen if we do not have a debt deal before december 31st. the burden is on him on these defense cuts. >> house republicans proposed cutting embassy security, which may have hurt things in benghazi. we can play this game. but i believe republicans are the ones who have been cutting security and making painful cuts that -- >> i love it when democrats try defend what happened in benghazi. for people like us it is nothing but scoring points on tv when we are going against them. it is an absurd defense, you can't defend it what happened there and more importantly the mixed signals from different types of leaders from the white house that have come out of that, since the tax, is disrespectful to the four americans who were killed and their families that there has not been more mixed signals with -- >> mitt romney was putting out a statement criticizing the president and trying to score political points instead of -- [ talking over eac
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
. mitt romney and president obama are down for the weekend getting ready to square off in denver for the first of three presidential debates on wednesday. that's the latest from this chunk of the campaign trail. let's send it back to you. >> okay. ron mott. bob seger music background music there. >>> in today's strategy talk, president obama and mitt romney head into wednesday night's debate with the president leading in the latest polls in all nine battle ground states. at the same time, governor romney's favorability rate rgz in the low 40s which is almost 10 points lower than president obama's and three points lower than former president george w. bush at this point. voters in several swing states also say they believe president obama cares more about the needs and problems they are currently facing. this is a snapshot here of florida, ohio and pennsylvania. when you look at which candidate voters think will implement policies favoring the middle class, president obama comes out ahead of governor romney in those same three states. joining me now for strategy talk, msnbc political anal
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